REVIEW: Wired (Okareka Dance Company)

January 26, 2018
[Wired Inspired!] Contrary to what the imagery of the show’s publicity depicts, Wired contains no visible or physical wires. However, the intertwining of wires via the dancers’ relationships is very much inferred throughout the show, delivered with great aplomb. Choreographers Sarah Foster-Sproull, Taane Mete and Taiaroa Royal have created a number of beautifully interwoven dance pieces that are a sight […]

REVIEW: MANA WAHINE (Okareka Dance Company)

July 3, 2014
Okareka Wows [by Sharu Delilkan] Being a bit of an Okareka Dance Company junkie I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see the Auckland debut of their new original piece Mana Wahine. And I realised that I was not the only one there to get their Okareka fix. What can I say but Taiaroa Royal and Taane Mete (Okareka’s artistic […]

REVIEW: Paniora! (ATC)

March 23, 2014
Magnificent Maori Matadors [by Sharu Delilkan] The ‘Len Brown Sux’ protesters outside The Maidment Theatre provided a rather obscure start to the evening. Fortunately everyone seemed more pre-occupied with the opening night of Auckland Theatre Company’s Paniora! to care. Within the lobby though it was so refreshing to see more ‘Browns’ than just Len. Often many ATC shows tend to attract […]